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11 places where you can pick your own pumpkins in Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 14:37 05 October 2020 | UPDATED: 12:13 08 October 2020

The Pumpkin House in Thursford is one of the places where you can pick your own pumpkins in Norfolk this Halloween.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Pumpkin House in Thursford is one of the places where you can pick your own pumpkins in Norfolk this Halloween. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2018

Get into the Halloween spirit this October and visit one of these brilliant pick-your-own pumpkin farms - there are plenty to choose from across Norfolk.

There are plenty of pumpkins to pick at Old Hall Farm Picture: Old Hall FarmThere are plenty of pumpkins to pick at Old Hall Farm Picture: Old Hall Farm

1. Old Hall Farm

Where: Norwich Road, Woodton, NR35 2LP

When: Daily from October 10 to November 1, 10am to 4pm

Cost: £1.50 for over-16s, £1 for under-16s, free for under-fours, pumpkins are priced by size with lots of options available

Old Hall Farm’s annual pumpkin picking event will run daily from October 10 and there will also be a trail around the farm, with the shop and café open as usual. Customers will be expected to follow all social distancing guidelines and no dogs are allowed due to the livestock on the farm.

Pumpkin picking is back at Hirsty's Family Fun Park Picture: Hirsty'sPumpkin picking is back at Hirsty's Family Fun Park Picture: Hirsty's

2. Hirsty’s Family Fun Park

Where: Yarmouth Rd, Hemsby, NR29 4NL

When: October 10 and 11, October 17 and 18, October 22 to November 1, 10am to 4pm

Cost: Adults £5, children (3 to 16) £10, under-2s free, book online at hirstysfamilyfunpark.co.uk

Head to Hirsty’s Family Fun Park to pick and carve a pumpkin and there is also a mega maize maze to explore and a Halloween quiz. Masks must be worn in the café and guests are advised to keep two metres apart from other groups as much as possible. There are also Halloween drive-in cinema screenings taking place later this month, including Hocus Pocus, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Ghostbusters, and you can buy tickets at outdoorcinemalive.com

Algy's Farm Shop in Bintree Picture: Ian BurtAlgy's Farm Shop in Bintree Picture: Ian Burt

3. Algy’s Farm Shop

Where: Billingford Road, Bintree, NR20 5PW

When: Available now, Monday to Saturday, 10.30am to 5pm, Sunday, 10.40am to 4pm

Cost: Pumpkins individually priced

Whether you’re making a jack-o’-lantern or want to bake a tasty pumpkin pie, Algy’s Farm Shop has got you covered this Halloween. You can now pick your own homegrown pumpkin direct from the field in all shapes, sizes and colours, so make sure to bring your wellies. On weekends and daily from October 24 (both 11am to 2.30pm) there will be woodfired pizzas available too.

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLYThe Pumpkin House, Thursford. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

4. The Pumpkin House

Where: Brookhill Farm, Fakenham Road, Thursford, NR21 0BD

When: October 21 to 31, 10am to 4pm

Cost: Pumpkins priced according to size

Brookhill Farm opened its custom-built Pumpkin House in 2018 and it is back for a third year as customers select one from the shelving made out of scaffolding boards, with different sizes on offer. To keep customers safe there will be lots of hand sanitiser stations, a one-way system and only one group allowed in the house at a time.

The Allen Family enjoying a day out at Hill Farm PYO Pumpkins Photo: Brittany WoodmanThe Allen Family enjoying a day out at Hill Farm PYO Pumpkins Photo: Brittany Woodman

5. Hill Farm

Where: Norwich Road, Horstead, NR12 7BA

When: Available now, Monday, Thursday and Friday, 8.30am to 4pm, Saturday, 8.30am to 12.30pm, closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

Cost: Pumpkins individually priced

There are plenty of pumpkins available at Hill Farm and when you arrive you will need put on your face mask and check in at the farm shop. No dogs are allowed on the field and they take cash or card payment.

6. White House Farm

Where: Wroxham Road, Rackheath, NR13 6LB

When: Available now, Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm

Cost: Pumpkins individually priced

There are lots of pumpkins to pick in the field at White House Farm this October. Make sure to visit the farm shop while you’re there as it is packed with local goodies.

Pumpkins at The Tacons Picture: James BassPumpkins at The Tacons Picture: James Bass

7. The Tacons

Where: The Grange, Rollesby, Great Yarmouth, NR29 5AJ

When: Available now on weekends then daily over October half-term, both 10am to 4pm

Cost: Pumpkins individually priced

The perfect weekend outing for families and friends alike, there are pumpkins of all shapes and colours and even blue ones. The farm shop is also open daily from 9am to 6pm with great local produce, including Nortons cheese and Norfolk Farmhouse ice cream.

The Pumpkin Festival returns to Wroxham Barns this Halloween Picture: Wroxham BarnsThe Pumpkin Festival returns to Wroxham Barns this Halloween Picture: Wroxham Barns

8. Wroxham Barns

Where: Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8QU

When: October 22 to November 1, 10am to 5pm

Cost: Adults £10.95, children (under-16s) £11.95, under-2s £1.50, booking essential, wroxhambarns.co.uk/explore/upcomingevents

Wroxham Barns’ Pumpkin Festival is back for another year, with a free pumpkin for every child along with a place at spell and potion school with Wilma the Witch. Tickets include unlimited access to the Junior Farm and The Fun Park, which recently underwent a six-figure refurbishment and includes pedal go karts, jumping pillows and a Robinson Toy Set ride. Due to coronavirus and social distancing, families need to book a timed arrival slot and face masks are compulsory in some areas.

9. Alby Crafts and Gardens

Where: Cromer Road, Erpingham, NR11 7QE

When: October 17 to 18, October 24 to 31, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Cost: Pumpkins individually priced

There will be lots of pumpkins to choose from, with Covid-19 precautions in place, and guests can also take part in games, visit a photo booth and enjoy tasty refreshments.

10. Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Where: Church Road, Reedham, NR13 3UA

When: October 22 to November 1, 10am to 5pm, booking essential, pettittsadventurepark.co.uk

Cost: Adult £14.50, child (2-15) £14, under-2s free, senior citizen/disabled/carers £12.50

All paying children get to pick a pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch and then can take it to the carving area using a little wheelbarrow, where there will be a carving team to help the youngsters. There will also be daily Halloween shows with Andy the Clown and Maxi Mouse and families can enjoy the rides and meet the animals too.

Where can you go to pick pumpkins for Halloween in Norfolk? Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto/memo84Where can you go to pick pumpkins for Halloween in Norfolk? Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto/memo84

11. Netherton Steakhouse

Where: The Street, Long Stratton, NR15 2XG

When: October 26 to 31, 10am to 5pm

Cost: Pumpkins individually priced

Head to Netherton Steakhouse this Halloween for pumpkin picking in the garden, where there will also be face painting and a photographer if you wish to capture the moment. Hot food, including pumpkin soup, and drinks will be available. There will be a limited capacity due to coronavirus.

Make sure to check online before visiting a PYO pumpkin farm as they may cancel at short notice due to bad weather conditions or coronavirus restrictions.


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